10/21/2010 1:08PM

Belmont: Gathering Cloud out-hangs Chairman Now

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  In an epic confrontation between two experienced bridesmaids, Gathering Cloud (2nd) out-hung Chairman Now ($21.60) in a maiden special-weight on the Widener turf.

  Going in, Chairman Now had been beaten at 3-1 or less in four of five starts dating back to last October, and blown two clear leads in three turf starts this year.

  Gathering Cloud lost as the favorite for the third time in four starts this year; he has been second best in four of five starts on turf.